Time in Bahrain is given by Arabia Standard Time (AST) (UTC+03:00). Bahrain does not observe daylight saving time.
Manama is the capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 200,000 people as of 2020. Long an important trading center in the Persian Gulf, Manama is home to a very diverse population. After periods of Portuguese and Persian control and invasions from the ruling dynasties of Saudi Arabia and Oman, Bahrain established itself as an independent nation in 1971 after a period of British hegemony.
Juffair is a district situated in south to central Manama, Bahrain. It was originally a separate village inhabited by Shia Muslims but it has been absorbed by the suburban expansion of Manama in the 20th century, and presently includes large parts of land reclaimed from the sea. It is home to many hotels, restaurants, flats, and villas.
Muharraq Island, formerly known as Moharek, is the second largest island in the archipelago of Bahrain after Bahrain Island. It lies 4 km (2.5 mi) east of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island.
Manama Souq is the old bazaar (souq) of Bahrain's capital, Manama.
The Bahraini Premier League, also known as the Zain Basketball League, is a professional basketball league in Bahrain. The league consists of 13 teams.
The King's Cup is Bahrain's premier knockout tournament in men's football.
The Central Business District (CBD) is located in central Manama, the capital of Bahrain. Many of the city's hotels, office buildings, shops and restaurants are located in the CBD. It lies along the northern coast of Manama.
The 2010–11 Bahrain First Division League is the 54th edition of top-level football in Bahrain. Al-Ahli (Manama) were the defending champions. The winner of the league was Al-Muharraq SC
Relations exist between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Relations between the two countries are close and friendly, with the U.A.E. having an embassy in Manama while Bahrain maintains its embassy in Abu Dhabi. Both states are geographically a part of the Persian Gulf and lie in close proximity to one another; both are also members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The Embassy of Bahrain in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States. It is located at 3502 International Drive, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the North Cleveland Park neighborhood. The ambassador as of 2021 is Shaikh Abdullah Bin Rashid Al Khalifa.
The 2011–12 Bahrain First Division League is the 55th edition of top-level football in Bahrain. Al-Muharraq are the defending champions. The season started on 1 December after numerous postponements to the original fixture list and finished on 4 June with the relegation/promotion playoff match.
Fareej Mushbir is an old district neighbouring the Manama Souq, in the city of Manama, Bahrain. The district was part of the original core of Old Manama, prior to its expansion in the 20th century.
The 2012–13 Bahrain First Division League is the 56th edition of top level football in Bahrain. Bahrain Riffa Club are the defending champions. The season started on 21 September.
The 2013–14 Bahrain First Division League is the 57th edition of top level football in Bahrain. Busaiteen Club are the defending champions. The season started on 15 September.
Foreign relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Indonesia were officially established in 1976. Bahrain sees Indonesia as an important market in ASEAN, while Indonesia sees Bahrain as one of the gate to enter Gulf Cooperation Council nations. Indonesia has an embassy in Manama since December 29, 2010, while Bahrain has an embassy in Jakarta. Both countries are the member of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The Bahrain–Philippines relations refer to bilateral relations between the country of Bahrain and the Philippines. The Philippines has an embassy in Manama whilst Bahrain does not have a resident ambassador.
The 2014–15 Bahrain First Division League was the 58th edition of top level football in Bahrain. The title was won by Al-Muharraq for the 33rd time and first time since the 2010–11 Bahrain First Division League campaign. The campaign was one of the most exciting in Bahraini football history with five teams in contention until the final weeks.
Historic and current bilateral relationship exist between Bahrain and Iraq. In recent years relations between the two have been mixed, with the Bahraini government criticizing what it sees as Iraq's interference in its internal affairs, especially since the 2011 uprising. Both countries have Shi'ite majority population and are part of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.
The 2017–18 Bahraini King's Cup is the 16th season of the national football competition of Bahrain since it was renamed as the King's Cup in 2003. The winners of the competition will earn a spot in the 2019 AFC Cup.
Political and economic relations exist between the State of Palestine and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The State of Palestine has an embassy in Manama. But Bahrain does not have a representative office or embassy in the State of Palestine. The two countries form part of the Middle East region and share strong and similar cultural ties together. Hundreds of Palestinians reside in Bahrain to live and work.